Thinking Beyond the Hospital

A Comprehensive Guide to Hospital Discharge Planning for Workers’ Compensation

Without the appropriate care and support, numerous factors can be costly and complicate an injured employee's recovery. A well-planned hospital discharge is vital in preventing re-admission, further health decline and increased health care costs.

Hospital discharge planning is an integral part of the transition to a facility or home. Between the injured employee, the injured employee’s family, case manager, employer, and provider, there are multiple stakeholders involved in even the simplest hospital discharge.

In this guide we delve into:

  • The importance of a planned hospital discharge
  • Why care coordination and case management complement recovery
  • How cost-effective specialty providers ensure injured employees’ needs are met
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